The holidays are upon us and with that comes a lot to do! I don’t know about you, but I find myself budgeting my time to this or that and then, still never getting it all done. Well here are a few tips that might help, from the workshop I train, “So Much to Do,… Continue reading So Much to Do, So Little Time!
Cooking with kids is great project that not only employs the science of food, but vocabulary, history, and some tasty fun! As a teacher I used the Thanksgiving holiday to talk about families and traditions. We also talked about the history some of those traditions, like using butter. How do we get butter? What is… Continue reading Cooking with Kids – Making Butter
Bat Facts – Printable PDF of the Poster
Children love books. The pictures can spark imaginative ideas and the words inspire literacy. But too many times I’ve seen classrooms with just ripped and torn remnants of what was once a book. Would you want to look a book that had pages missing and no cover? Would that inspire you to read? It doesn’t… Continue reading Interest Centers: Library Center
Teaching Strategies refers to centers as “Interest Centers” because they should be interesting! This is the first of a series on interest centers with ideas and important concepts to remember when you are planning them. The first is Sensory.
I had intended to post this yesterday but my computer would not cooperate, so I had pretty much given up when I thought – Why should this only apply to one day? I think this is something we should be thinking about every day and setting an example for your children. What do you think?… Continue reading In Remembrance
Wow! Can you believe summer is just about over – in some places it IS over!! Are you ready for the new school year? At our center there will be a training on the use of Creative Curriculum and planning activities – and then the part the teachers like the most, seriously – preparing their… Continue reading It’s Fall. Breathe – Put your Feet up.
We have an exciting event coming here to the upper Willamette Valley! The solar eclipse will cross our state offering 100% totality in many locations. It’s exciting and a wonderful opportunity to educate children about the amazing world we live in! First and foremost, safety!!
As I spend time building this website and planning what workshops I’m going to offer, I find myself reflecting on the experiences I’ve had in this ever changing field of child care. What was it that made me want to do this? Why have I persisted even though I can barely make a living at… Continue reading Child Care Reflections